Laurent Koscielny should have shown Arsenal more respect instead of forcing a move away and then rubbing it in their face on his first day with new club Bordeaux.
That’s according to Gunners legend David Seaman, who is disgusted with the defender’s conduct this summer.
The former Gunners captain left the Emirates Stadium in disgrace earlier this week, having forced his way back to France in a £4.6million deal.
Koscielny asked to leave the Premier League club to go back to his homeland earlier this summer and, after Arsenal chiefs said no, he refused to go on their pre-season trip to the United States.
That began a rather public fallout between the player and club, which came to a head when he finally sealed a move to Bordeaux.
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But he then infuriated fans even more with an announcement video for his new side which has been branded disrespectful to the club he served for nine years.
Ian Wright is among the high-profile Arsenal stars to slam the centre-back after he was filmed removing an Arsenal shirt before it revealed Bordeaux’s new home colours.
And former goalkeeper Seaman has joined the chorus of disapproval over Koscielny’s actions this summer, saying on Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “It left a really bad taste in the mouth.
“He should have more respect for the club.
“When I first heard about him not going on tour I was really disappointed. As club captain he should know better.
“If he wanted to get a move he should have done it behind closed doors, spoken to the manager and told him his situation – there must have been something going on.
“And then the video, even if it was done by the club we went to he should have more class than that.
“He should have said: ‘No I’m not doing that, I respect Arsenal a lot more than that, let’s just do the normal photograph’.
“So to do that, I thought it was a disgrace.”
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